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The Warriors Who Nearly Destroyed Cortés—Before Joining Him
The Warriors Who Nearly Destroyed Cortés—Before Joining Him
May 11, 2022
As Hernán Cortés made his way toward the Aztecan heart of Mexico, the conquistador ran up against the Tlaxcalans, a people who could ally with or annihilate him
Toss Grenades from an Open Cockpit? In 1911, an American Soldier Had a Better Idea
Toss Grenades from an Open Cockpit? In 1911, an American Soldier Had a Better Idea
May 11, 2022
On November 1, 1911, Italian Sub-Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti leaned over the edge of the […]
Are We on the Eve of Another Civil War?
Are We on the Eve of Another Civil War?
May 11, 2022
Does the turmoil of the 1860s present a fair comparison with current events?
Pirates and the US Navy Both Hunted Down the Slave Ship Antelope and Its 270 African Captives
Pirates and the US Navy Both Hunted Down the Slave Ship Antelope and Its 270 African Captives
May 10, 2022
Sold into slavery, plundered by pirates, rescued by a revenue cutter.
Did These Western Bumblers Invent the Selfie — and Preserve Plains Indian Culture by Mistake?
Did These Western Bumblers Invent the Selfie — and Preserve Plains Indian Culture by Mistake?
May 10, 2022
A Prussian prince named Max ventured out West in 1832 and had the good sense to bring along trained artist Karl Bodmer.
Javelin Missile: Made by the US, Wielded by Ukraine, Feared by Russia
Javelin Missile: Made by the US, Wielded by Ukraine, Feared by Russia
May 10, 2022
The American-made FGM-148 Javelin has been making mincemeat of T-72s and T-90s in Ukraine, according to reports.